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Greece: Tear gas billows as police confront protesters at Macedonia naming rally

Greece, Athens
February 4, 2018 at 15:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

Riot police faced off with protesters at a demonstration against the use of the name 'Macedonia' by Greece's neighbour, in Athens on Sunday. Those chased by police belonged to Golden Dawn, according to reports, and were trying to infiltrate an area of the Greek capital known as an antifa stronghold.

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Syntagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament, carrying flags and banners decrying the use of the name 'Macedonia' amid ongoing UN-mediated negotiations over the appellation of the former Yugoslav republic.

According to Greek police, some 140,000 protesters attended the protest, which was organised by several local associations.

Many see the name 'Macedonia' as a threat to the Greek state, saying it implies a territorial claim over the eponymous region of northern Greece.

La policía antidisturbios se enfrentó a los manifestantes el domingo durante la protesta en Atenas en contra del uso del nombre 'Macedonia' por del norte. Según las fuentes locales, los manifestantes involucrados en los disturbios pertenecían a Amanecer Dorado, y estaban tratando de llegar hasta un área de la capital griega conocida por ser punto de encuentro para los antifascistas.

Decenas de miles de manifestantes se congregaron en la plaza Syntagma frente al Parlamento griego, portando banderas y pancartas denunciando el uso del nombre 'Macedonia', mientras se está celebrando una ronda de negociaciones acerca de la denominación oficial de la antigua república yugoslava.

Según la policía griega, unos 140,000 manifestantes asistieron a la protesta, que fue organizada por varias asociaciones locales.

Muchos ven el nombre de 'Macedonia' como una amenaza para el Estado griego, diciendo que implica un reclamo territorial sobre la región homónima del norte de Grecia.

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Riot police faced off with protesters at a demonstration against the use of the name 'Macedonia' by Greece's neighbour, in Athens on Sunday. Those chased by police belonged to Golden Dawn, according to reports, and were trying to infiltrate an area of the Greek capital known as an antifa stronghold.

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Syntagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament, carrying flags and banners decrying the use of the name 'Macedonia' amid ongoing UN-mediated negotiations over the appellation of the former Yugoslav republic.

According to Greek police, some 140,000 protesters attended the protest, which was organised by several local associations.

Many see the name 'Macedonia' as a threat to the Greek state, saying it implies a territorial claim over the eponymous region of northern Greece.

La policía antidisturbios se enfrentó a los manifestantes el domingo durante la protesta en Atenas en contra del uso del nombre 'Macedonia' por del norte. Según las fuentes locales, los manifestantes involucrados en los disturbios pertenecían a Amanecer Dorado, y estaban tratando de llegar hasta un área de la capital griega conocida por ser punto de encuentro para los antifascistas.

Decenas de miles de manifestantes se congregaron en la plaza Syntagma frente al Parlamento griego, portando banderas y pancartas denunciando el uso del nombre 'Macedonia', mientras se está celebrando una ronda de negociaciones acerca de la denominación oficial de la antigua república yugoslava.

Según la policía griega, unos 140,000 manifestantes asistieron a la protesta, que fue organizada por varias asociaciones locales.

Muchos ven el nombre de 'Macedonia' como una amenaza para el Estado griego, diciendo que implica un reclamo territorial sobre la región homónima del norte de Grecia.

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